Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Tamarugal, 180 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on 17 May 1:43 am (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Tamarugal, 180 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on 17 May 1:43 am (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 117 km depth

17 May 05:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
17 May 05:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 139.0 to 112.0 km (from 86 to 70 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 32 km (20 mi) towards E.
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17 May 06:16: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.3 to 117.4 km (from 71 to 73 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.2 km (3.9 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: May 17, 2021 05:43:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 17 May 1:43 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 117.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.262°S / 68.838°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 21.262°N / 111.162°E
Nearest volcano: Aucanquilcha (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (83 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SSW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) NW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -0.4°C (31 F), humidity: 25%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.9117 kmChile: 52 Km Al S De Mina CollahuasiGUG (U. Chile)
4.9116 kmTARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
4.7105 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
4.9124 km130 Km N of Calama, ChileUSGS
5.0124 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Iquique / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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